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Hand of the Trickster series
Leverage meets Lankhmar in this sword-and-sorcery heist novella.Reviewers say:
"Fun, self-aware, and with a perfect balance of world-building."
"With only a few sentences, I could see the buildings of the city, hear the people in the marketplace, smell the dust or the trees, perfectly."
He wants to steal their money. They want to steal his memory.Reviewers say:
"These stories leave me feeling so good - these are characters I would love to spend a day with, and I regularly found myself smiling, even giggling, at the banter."
Auckland Allies series
Underpowered magical practitioners defend their city against demon-summoning invaders.Reviewers say:
"Blends a thrilling struggle against nefarious foes of awesome power with nerdy personal conflicts and a bit of off-beat romance."
The Allies discover a necromancer preparing to strike at the city's most vulnerable citizens.Reviewers say:
"Love the plotlines of not-so-powerful wizards defending Auckland because nobody else is stepping up against the bad guys."
Nazi sorcerers are plotting to steal the body of a tech billionaire, and the Allies must stop them, while outnumbered and, literally, outgunned.Reviewers say:
"A great story of overcoming evil in the face of personal weakness... Absolutely heart-wrenching, with a twist I never saw coming."
Gryphon Clerks series
Heroic civil servants must find common ground with a conservative shaman before war overtakes them all.Reviewers say:
"Almost symphonic... above-average writing and superb character development."
A reluctant ruler learns to lead his people in the face of a populist uprising.Reviewers say:
"Strong and dynamic female characters... Carefully crafted."
"The dialog is excellent."
"I am very impressed with the world-building."
A brilliant young mage and an eccentric inventor help to free an oppressed underclass.Reviewers say:
"The characters are deep, believable, admirable, and sympathetic...The writing is also very good."
A troubled mage must overcome a curse from her past to be with the wounded hero who loves her.Reviewers say:
"A fascinating but authentic world...I was touched by their love story."
"It's rare that I find fantasy with this much emotional depth."
A humble cleaner aspires to represent his people in their struggle to turn emancipation into true freedom.Reviewers say:
"Politics done right... such an inspiring story."
"How honorable people can make a difference without being superheroes."
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Category Archives: interview
I enjoyed doing those interviews with Evelyn – I hope you enjoyed them too. I’d love to answer your questions about City of Masks. You can post them in the comments or email me (masks at csidemedia dot com). If … Continue reading
The last of the four interview videos. I’ve uploaded this one at higher resolution (“broadband” instead of “ISDN”). I may go back and do the same for the second and third (the first is at about the same resolution as … Continue reading
Here’s video interview 3 of 4. Evelyn and I discuss: Is Juliana really virtuous? And what might the Characterists and Personalists represent in our real world? Here’s the transcript (the video also has subtitles, but I’ve just played it and … Continue reading
Here’s the second of my four video interviews with Evelyn. In this one, we talk about influences, ideas and the characters’ names. This time I’ve put subtitles on the video as well as making the transcript below. (I haven’t transcribed … Continue reading